Volkswagen Polo Mk5

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Volkswagen Polo Mk5
VW Polo 1.2 TDI BlueMotion (V) – Frontansicht, 7. März 2011, Düsseldorf.jpg
Volkswagen Polo 5 door Hatchback
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Also called Volkswagen Vento (sedan in India)
Volkswagen Polo Sedan (Russia)
Volkswagen Polo Sporty (PRC)
Production 2009–present
Assembly Navarra, Spain
Chakan, India[1]
Uitenhage, South Africa[2]
Kaluga, Russia[3]
Pekan, Malaysia (DRB-HICOM)
Relizane, algeria [4]
Designer Walter de Silva
Body and chassis
Class Supermini (B)
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
4-door saloon/sedan
Layout FF layout
Platform Volkswagen Group PQ25
Related Audi A1
SEAT Ibiza Mk4
Engine 1.2L I3
1.2L I4 TSI
1.4L I4
1.4L I4 TSI
1.2L I3 TDI
1.2L I3 TDI BlueMotion
1.6L I4 TDI
1.6L I4 TDI BlueMotion
1.4L I3 TDI BlueMotion
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
7-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox
Wheelbase 2,470 mm (97 in) hatchback
2,552 mm (100.5 in) saloon/sedan
Length 3,952 mm (155.6 in)
Width 1,682 mm (66.2 in)
Height 1,454 mm (57.2 in)
Predecessor Volkswagen Polo Mk4

The Volkswagen Polo Mk5 is the fifth generation of the Volkswagen Polo supermini-class car, launched by Volkswagen in March 2009.

The Mark 5 Polo, internally designated Typ 6R, is based on Volkswagen's PQ25 platform, shared with the 2008 SEAT Ibiza and the Audi A1. Its styling, by a team led by Walter de Silva, follows the direction of the previous 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco and Golf VI. Slightly larger than the previous generation Polo, the Mark 5 is however, 7.5% lighter. The car was unveiled in the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.[5]

The Volkswagen Polo won the 2010 European Car of the Year, defeating the Toyota iQ and Opel/Vauxhall Astra.


Volkswagen CrossPolo
Volkswagen Polo 3 door Hatchback
Volkswagen Polo GTI


The European version, with exceptions for the French and Turkish market, includes a standard ESP electronic stabilization program with Hill Hold Control, head-thorax airbags (integrated in the front seatbacks), belt tensioners and belt force limiters plus seatbelt warning indicator and head restraints, three rear head restraints and Isofix child seat preparation.

In France, ESP and Hill Hold Control are standard equipment only on the models with engines no less than 85 hp (63 kW).

In Turkey, ESP and Hill Hold Control are optional equipment on all models except GTI and BlueMotion.

Features include:


Petrol engines
Model Engine Power@rpm torque@rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration Top speed Transmission CO2
1.0 999 cc (61.0 cu in) I3 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp) @5000 95 N·m (70 lb·ft) @3000 15.5s 161 km/h (100 mph) 5-spd manual 106 g/km
75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) @6200 14.3s 174 km/h (108 mph) 5-spd manual 108 g/km
1.2 1,198 cc (73.1 cu in) I3 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp) @5200 108 N·m (80 lb·ft) @3000 16.1s 157 km/h (98 mph) 5-spd manual 128 g/km
70 PS (51 kW; 69 hp) @5400 112 N·m (83 lb·ft) @3000 14.1s 165 km/h (103 mph) 5-spd manual 128 g/km
1.4 1,390 cc (85 cu in) I4 85 PS (63 kW; 84 hp) @5000 132 N·m (97 lb·ft) @3800 11.9s 177 km/h (110 mph) 5-spd manual,
7-spd DSG (optional)
139 g/km
135 g/km
1.2 TSI 1,197 cc (73.0 cu in) turbo I4 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) @5000 175 N·m (129 lb·ft) @1550-4100 9.7s 190 km/h (118 mph) 6-spd manual,
7-spd DSG (optional)
124 g/km
124 g/km
90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4500 160 N·m (120 lb·ft) @1500-3500 10.9s 182 km/h (113 mph) 5-spd manual,
7-spd DSG (optional)
119 g/km
124 g/km
BlueGT 1,395 cc (85.1 cu in) turbo I4 140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp) @4500-6000 250 N·m (180 lb·ft) @1500-3500 7.9s 210 km/h (130 mph) 6-spd manual,
7-spd DSG (optional)
107 g/km
105 g/km
GTI 1,390 cc (85 cu in) twincharger I4 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp) @6200 250 N·m (180 lb·ft) @2000-4500 6.9s 229 km/h (142 mph) 7-spd DSG 139 g/km
1.6 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) I4 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) @5250 153 N·m (113 lb·ft) @3750 11.1s 184 km/h (114 mph) 5-spd manual 157 g/km

In addition to the engine options above, BlueMotion Technology versions of the 1.2 TSI are available on some markets. The reduces CO2 emission to 113 g/km for the 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) with manual transmission and 115 g/km for the 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) in manual and DSG variants.
At the end of 2012, the BlueGT variant has been officially introduced.[6] The Polo BlueGT features improved aerodynamics and a 1.4 turbocharged TSI engine from the new EA211 generation. This new engine features ACT (Active Cylinder Technology), a cylinder deactivation management which deactivates two cylinders at torque outputs from 24 to 100 N·m, allowing the Polo BlueGT with a 6-speed manual transmission to emit only 107 g/km.[7]

Diesel engines
Model Engine Power@rpm torque@rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration Top speed Transmission CO2
1.2 TDI BlueMotion 1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) turbo I3 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) @4200 180 N·m (130 lb·ft) @2000 13.9s 173 km/h (107 mph) 5-spd manual 87 g/km
1.2 TDI 1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) turbo I3 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) @4200 180 N·m (130 lb·ft) @2000 13.9s 170 km/h (106 mph) 5-spd manual 99 g/km
1.6 TDI 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) turbo I4 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) @4000 195 N·m (144 lb·ft) @1500–2500 13.9s 170 km/h (106 mph) 5-spd manual 109 g/km
1.6 TDI 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) turbo I4 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4200 230 N·m (170 lb·ft) @1500–2500 11.5s 180 km/h (112 mph) 5-spd manual,
7-spd DSG (optional)
109 g/km
112 g/km
1.6 TDI 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) turbo I4 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) @4400 250 N·m (180 lb·ft) @1500–2500 10.4s 189 km/h (117 mph) 5-spd manual 109 g/km
1.6 TDI BlueMotion 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) turbo I4 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4200 230 N·m (170 lb·ft) @1500–2500 11.5s 180 km/h (112 mph) 5-spd manual 96 g/km

Anecdotal reports have appeared of problems with the 66 kW diesel engine, including poor fuel consumption and surging.[8] VW has already made one modification to the particle filter ECU mapping.[citation needed]


  • EuroNCAP: 5 stars[9]

Polo Wörthersee 09[edit]

A one-off Polo concept car was shown at the Wörthersee GTI meeting in May 2009. Considered as a preview of a future Polo GTI model, the car featured Flash Red paint with black rally stripes, 18-inch "Budapest" wheels, high gloss black interior and aluminum tread plates.[10]

Volkswagen Vento[edit]

Main article: Volkswagen Vento
Volkswagen Polo Sedan (Russia)

A sedan version of the Polo Mark V was launched in India and Russia in 2010 as the Volkswagen Vento and Polo Sedan, increased wheelbase (2.552m) and ground clearance (168–170 mm), and has one petrol (1.6 L, 4-cylinder, 105 PS;[11] coupled with either 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox) and one diesel engine (1.6 L, turbocharged 4-cylinder common rail, 105 PS; only 5-speed manual gearbox) options available. In 2014, a facelifted Vento was launched. It carries over the 1.6L petrol but has a new 1.5L diesel engine derived from the old 1.6L (Due to the excise benefits offered to engines 1.5L and below, in India). The Vento also gets a 7-Speed DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox) automatic, with this new 1.5L engine. A 1.2L TSI (Turbo fuel stratified injection) engine is also available mated to the 7-Speed DSG, producing 103PS. It is intended to compete with the Honda City which is very popular in India.
The car is also manufactured and sold in Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, South Africa and Thailand and Taiwan as Volkswagen Polo Sedan with only the petrol engine available for Malaysian and Russian and Taiwan(Badged as Vento) market.

Unfortunately, Volkswagen Polo Sedan is not produced in Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and China nor exported to the rest of Latin America and Australia because it is developed in India, but Polo hatchback is also produced in South Africa and exported to China and Australia.

Mexican Market[edit]

Volkswagen Vento 2014 Active Trim Level, Sold in Mexico and Manufactured by Volkswagen India

The Volkswagen Vento was introduced in the Mexican Market as a 2014 model Manufactured by Volkswagen India.

VW offers a choice of two engine options; a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox and a 1.6 litre diesel engine mated only to a five-speed manual gearbox (TDI).

The entry version is called Style and is available with 5-speed manual transmission or automatic 6-Speed Tiptronic. Series equipment will feature alarm with remote trunk opening, 3 point seat belts both front and back, single front headlamps, three read dome lights, center rear brake light, driver and passenger airbags, ABS brakes, air conditioning, power locks, 4-electric windows only front windows driver side control, armrest, four speakers and aluminum wheels 15" matched with 185/60R15 tyres, front disc and rear drum brakes; automatic version adds trip computer.

The second version is called Active. To Style it adds Bluetooth telephone connection, a CD stereo with iPod compatible USB port, SD card and handsfree.

The top of the line, for now, is limited to the Highline version, with respect to Active, added automatic climate (climatronic), electric mirrors, electric windows with automatic up/down and full driver side control, chrome inserts on the dashboard, gear shift lever, steering wheel and speed brake handles and lined in leather, finally with fog lights.

The Vento in the Mexican market has developed a high rate of sales, leaving behind the Classico (MK4 Jetta redesigned) and MK6 Jetta, both produced in the same country, for this vehicle imported from India, it is speculated that the Vento will be produced in a few years in Mexico. Becoming the best VW car in sales. The main rivals are the Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa and Nissan Tiida, all of them are in the top 10 best selling cars in Mexico, with the VW Vento.

North American release[edit]

With initial reports stating a North American release of the Polo, Volkswagen of America officially announced there are no plans for a sub-compact model to be sold in North America in the near future.


See also[edit]


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